1980, 1979, 1976 Represented Western Australia at the Australian National Playwrights’ Conference in Canberra
1982 Writer-in-Residence, Hampden High School, Perth
1984 Senior Writing Fellowship, Literature Board of the Australia Council
1985 Western Australian delegate to the inaugural National Screenwriters’ Conference, Melbourne
1979 Playwright in Residence at the National Theatre, Perth
1967 M.A. History, Cambridge University, England
1962 B.A. (Honors) History, Cambridge University, ( Girton College) England
1958 A and S levels in history, English, Latin and art, Godolphin School, Salisbury, England
1987-2001 The Pennsylvania State University
Associate Professor, taught playwriting, screenwriting and feature journalism at the undergraduate and graduate level
University Fulbright Program Adviser
Academic Officer, Education Abroad Programs
Director, Undergraduate Fellowships Office. Recruited Penn State’s first two Rhodes Scholars.
1986-1987 Play assessor for the Australian National Playwrights’ Conference ( Canberra)
1982-1987 Script assessor for the West Australian Film Council
1979-1981 Public relations officer, Festival of Perth
1974-1987 Freelance playwright and screenwriter, supported by grants from the West Australian Film Council, the Australian Film Council and the Australian Literature Board.
1964-1987 Freelance journalist, contributing to The Times (London), The Sunday Times (London), The Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times, The National Times (Australia), The West Australian, The Western Mail (Perth), The Sunday Times (Perth), The New Zealand Herald, etc.
1962-1964 Trained as a journalist on The Times Educational Supplement (London)
General reporting and sub-editing. Special subjects: sport, educational technology, social issues, the arts and religious education.